“Victims include major financial institutions — Citibank, JP Morgan Chase and Capital One — as well as huge retailers — Target and Best Buy. Potentially millions of consumers could be targeted with this data.”
If any of those companies has your email address the hackers may have it now and target you with phishing and what Gavin at Adotas calls spear-phishing.
“Consumers are being advised to be extra cautious — perhaps you shouldn’t buy anything from an email offer for a while — and report or ignore suspicious emails purporting to be from reputable sources. It’s the same with all fishy email offers — if it sounds too good to be true, chances are it’s not.”
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